Iowa GOP: Huckabee Withdrawal May Boost State's Relevance

Thursday, 26 May 2011 12:16 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Mike Huckabee’s decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race may have been a blow to some conservatives. But to the GOP establishment in Iowa, where Huckabee roundly defeated Mitt Romney in the 2008 caucuses, Huckabee’s move was a blessing in disguise, Politico reports.

Iowa,Huckabee,Romney,Herman Cain,Santorum
Mike Huckabee
That’s because a Huckabee candidacy would have made him a strong favorite to win the state again, keeping more mainstream Republicans like Mitt Romney from making a serious effort in Iowa.

The broader worry of the establishment is that control of the caucuses by strong conservatives would diminish Iowa’s importance as the first primary/caucus state in the nation.

“If somebody catches fire in Iowa and then goes nowhere else, man, it’s awfully tough to make the case for anyone to come back here,” Christopher Rants, former speaker of the Iowa House says.

“If somebody like [Rick] Santorum or [Herman] Cain wins, I think we become irrelevant in the future.”




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Democrats Keep Obama at Distance Ahead of Mid-Term Elections

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 22:00 PM

Barack Obama's Democrats are walking a tightrope 10 weeks before US congressional elections: do they solicit the unpopul . . .

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Iowa Scandal

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 21:55 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving  . . .

Obama: GOP Captive to Ideologically Rigid Group

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 21:17 PM

President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologic . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved